In parrallel to Mike 2E0YYY’s activation this morning (documented here: G/SP-013 report...A dry run for Saturday ) I monitored wspr.net and the real time propagation world maps told me the following, which might be useful for Saturday.
40m no longpath, only short path 0700-0810 (and possibly later) between EU and NA (Atlantic path) and VK to NA (Pacific path).
30m from 0630 to 0800 and beyond - CW contacts possible between EU/UK and VK or EU/UK and NA or VK/ZL and NA - all around the world!
20m opened only at 0700 not the expected 0630 and there was long path to VK/ZL until 0745, then the band turned to short path into Africa up to 0830 when it closed for DX (Inter-EU still OK).
17m Longpath between EU and JA from 0700-0745. Short period of short path comms between 0745-0750 into South Africa.
15m nothing longpath but a short period of Short path comms from 0740-0745 between VK and JA.
Nothing to speak of on bands above 15m or below 40m.